obligation(redirected from Obligations)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Obligations: Contractual obligations
ob•li•ga•tion(ˌɒb lɪˈgeɪ ʃən)
- obstriction - An obligation.
- convert into, convert to - Convert into means to change from one thing to another; convert to means to switch allegiance, loyalty, or obligation.
- delinquent - Literally "completely having left" one's duty or obligation.
- likely, liable - Use likely if you mean "probable, expected"; use liable if you mean "bound by law or obligation."
If you say that someone has an obligation to do something or a duty to do something, you mean that they ought to do it, because it is their responsibility. When obligation and duty are used like this, they have the same meaning.
Your duties are the things that you do as part of your job.
Don't refer to the things that you do as part of your job as 'obligations'.
|Noun||1.||obligation - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr|
job - the responsibility to do something; "it is their job to print the truth"
safekeeping, guardianship, keeping - the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping"
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
moral obligation - an obligation arising out of considerations of right and wrong; "he did it out of a feeling of moral obligation"
noblesse oblige - the obligation of those of high rank to be honorable and generous (often used ironically)
burden of proof - the duty of proving a disputed charge
filial duty - duty of a child to its parents
imperative - some duty that is essential and urgent
incumbency - a duty that is incumbent upon you
legal duty - acts which the law requires be done or forborne
line of duty - all that is normally required in some area of responsibility
white man's burden - the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
prerequisite, requirement - something that is required in advance; "Latin was a prerequisite for admission"
|2.||obligation - the state of being obligated to do or pay something; "he is under an obligation to finish the job"|
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
|3.||obligation - a personal relation in which one is indebted for a service or favor|
|4.||obligation - a written promise to repay a debt|
cash equivalent - a highly liquid debt instrument with maturities of less than three months
note of hand, promissory note, note - a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time; "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"
document - a written account of ownership or obligation
floater - a debt instrument with a variable interest rate tied to some other interest rate (e.g. the rate paid by T-bills)
|5.||obligation - a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply|
written agreement - a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties
debt - an obligation to pay or do something
obligation[ˌɒblɪˈgeɪʃən] N → obligación f
without obligation (in advert) → sin compromiso
"no obligation to buy" → sin compromiso a comprar
it is your obligation to see that → le cumple a usted comprobar que + subjun
to be under an obligation to sb/to do sth → estar comprometido con algn/a hacer algo
to lay or put sb under an obligation → poner a algn bajo una obligación
to meet/fail to meet one's obligations → hacer frente a/faltar a sus compromisos
of obligation (Rel) → de precepto
to have an obligation to sb [+ parent, person in need] → avoir une obligation envers qn
His daughter didn't seem to feel much of an obligation to him → Sa fille ne semblait pas ressentir beaucoup d'obligations envers lui.
to have a contractual obligation to sb → avoir une obligation contractuelle envers qn
an obligation to do sth → l'obligation de faire qch
There is no legal obligation to state it on the label → Il n'y a pas d'obligation légale de le mentionner sur l'étiquette.
to have an obligation to do sth → avoir l'obligation de faire qch
to be under an obligation to do sth → être dans l'obligation de faire qch
to be under no obligation to do sth → n'être aucunement dans l'obligation de faire qch
We are under no obligation to give him what he wants → Nous ne sommes aucunement dans l'obligation de lui donner ce qu'il veut
There is no obligation on them to do this → Ils n'ont aucune obligation de faire cela.
obligation[ˌɒblɪˈgeɪʃ/ən] n (duty) → obbligo; (compulsion) → impegno
"without obligation" → "senza impegno"
to be under an obligation to sb/to do sth → essere in dovere verso qn/di fare qc
I'm under no obligation to do it → non sono tenuto a farlo
to meet one's obligations → rispettare i propri impegni
to fail to meet one's obligations → venire meno ai propri impegni